Judging from a number of newsgroup posts, there is some confusion about differences and similarities between TMG Beta 3 arrays and UAG Beta 2 arrays. So I thought a quick summary might be useful:
So what's the difference between the array types?
So how does a standalone array work?
So what can I do with a standalone array?
So what should I know before I start?
· As with all beta versions, there are issues you should be aware of before beginning an array deployment. The release notes have all the known issues at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772157.aspx.
Where can I read more?
· For UAG, there's a planning guide for arrays and NLB over at TechNet (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd861476.aspx)
· For UAG array deployment information, take a look at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd857305.aspx
· Also, take a look at Asaf Kariv's blog post at http://blogs.technet.com/edgeaccessblog/archive/2009/06/29/array-and-network-load-balancing.aspx
· If you're using UAG DirectAccess, take a look at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee191502.aspx for information about array configuration
· For TMG, take a look at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd440989.aspx
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Does this mean that Direct Access will not be supported if you are using ie. cisco firewall equipment?